New York Red Bulls - Tottenham Hotspur Betting Preview: Back Villas-Boas' men to earn their Spurs in New York

The north London side end their journey around America with a match against Hans Backe's men, and Willie Duncan is backing them to conclude with a victory
Tottenham Hotspur will conclude their pre-season tour of the United States when they face New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena on Tuesday night.

Andre Villa-Boas' new charges have been held to draws in their most recent outings against Como and Liverpool but they are chalked up at 4/5 (1.80) favourites with Bet365 to return to north London on the back of a victory against a New York side that will feature former Arsenal star Thierry Henry.

The Major League Soccer side top the Eastern Division but recently suffered a disappointing 3-1 defeat at the hands of Montreal Impact and will view the friendly against the English Premier League side as an opportunity to record a confidence-boosting win.

A positive result here would further boost morale for the squad after announcing the signing of Tim Cahill, who joins from Everton.

New York are chalked up at 11/4 (3.75) with Bet365 to do just that when these two sides clash while the same firm offer 12/5 (3.40) that the match ends in a draw.

Andre Villas-Boas is reported to be close to adding Emmanuel Adebayor to his squad following the Togolese striker's successful loan spell at White Hart Lane.

The Manchester City striker will not be at the Portuguese coach's disposal on Tuesday and so Jermain Defoe is likely to lead the line for the Lilywhites and, subsequently, is chalked up at 4/1 (5.0) with Bet365 to score first with the same firm offering even money (2.0) that Defoe nets at any time.

One of Spurs' new recruits, Gylfi Sigurdsson, has been in decent form throughout pre-season thus far and will look to add to the goal that he scored in the first pre-season fixture against Stevenage.

The former Swansea City player looks to be good value at 11/2 (6.50) with Bet365 to score first against the Red Bulls on Tuesday night and is worthy of support.

Should New York upset Villas-Boas' men, it would come as no surprise if Thierry Henry came back to haunt Spurs once again, and the French striker is chalked up at 6/1 (7.0) to score first on Tuesday.

Henry, though, may well find himself on the losing side on Tuesday night and the 4/5 (1.80) quote from Bet365 for a Spurs win should be snapped up here.

Tottenham Hotspur to win at 4/5 (1.80) with Bet365

Gylfi Sigurdsson to score first at 11/2 (6.50) with Bet365

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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